Michael Anti (aka Jing Zhao) has been blogging from China for 12 years. Despite the control the central government has over the Internet -- "All the servers are in Beijing" -- he says that hundreds of millions of microbloggers are in fact creating the first national public sphere in the country's history, and shifting the balance of power in unexpected ways.
Michael Anti (Zhao Jing), a key figure in China's new journalism, explores the growing power of the Chinese internet. Full bio »
Personal Democracy Forum 2012 | June 11-12 | NYC
"The Internet's New Political Power"
The world's leading conference exploring and analyzing technology's
impact on politics and government returned to the NYU Skirball Center
June 11-12, 2012, with hundreds of individuals in attendance
interested in how technology is changing politics, governance and
The full conference schedule:
A complete list of the more than 120 speakers:
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